Sanjay Gupta from Harpenden recently persuaded twelve friends and family to take on the famous London to Paris Cycle Challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. With the support of UK Cycle Holidays the group left the London Eye on Thursday Aug 28th and successfully arrived under the Eiffel Tower by lunchtime on Aug 31st. The special 200 mile route researched in detail by UK Cycle Holidays mainly followed quiet rural lanes, cycle tracks and forest paths to arrive in Paris along the River Seine valley. Some photos below
Early morning start at The London Eye!
Another early morning roll-call with plenty of smiles. Our team gather at 8am after a refreshing Saturday night in a great 3 star hotel. Our intrepid Group are now ready for the final 35 mile assault into the heart of Paris; The Tower awaits !
More smiles as mission accomplished by lunchtime on Sunday!. All riders successfully complete the 200 mile challenge with virtually no hiccoughs over the 4 days apart from one puncture. A great achievement for our group considering many are not regular cyclists.
Who says you can’t park near the Eiffel Tower ! The support van was worth it’s weight in gold, on hand every day to dish out energy snacks & drinks, carry the luggage and spare bike and finally to bring all the equipment back home.